A three-year-old boy at his Jefferson County home finds a loaded gun and shoots himself
A 3-year-old boy has been charged with firstdegree murder in Forestdale.
According to Deputy Chief David Agee, Jefferson County Sheriff's office received a 911 call at 8:30 p.m. Friday and responded to the 500 block of Roanoke Street.
The boy was taken to the hospital before being diagnosed with a gunshot wound to his leg.
Agee said the initial report is that the boy had found a family member's loaded gun and shot himself accidentally.
The investigation is ongoing.
The boy is the second child in Jefferson County to shoot himself this week after discovering a family member's weapon.
Authorities announced the arrests of his mother, 23-year-old Krishana Danyell Small, in their Hueytown home on Tuesday.
After requesting a $30,000 bond, she was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.